Douglas J. Stout

June 12, 1945July 23, 2014
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Douglas J. Stout After a 14-month very courageous battle with esophageal cancer, Doug passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, July 23rd with me (Sue) and daughter Sheri holding his hands. He was a truly wonderful man, most loving husband and father, my absolute best friend and soul mate. He had an extremely gifted mind for engineering anything mechanical and successfully made biodiesel fuel for our trucks for years. He loved the Lord and his church, Yankeetown Community Church, sang in the choir and was the narrator for the Easter and Christmas cantatas. I cannot thank our church family, friends and neighbors for all their cards, prayers and offers to help us throughout his illness. I especially want to thank our daughter, Sheri, her fianceée Edward, our favorite son-in-law Dann and his daughter Margaret for being there for us to the very end no matter how hard and heartbreaking it became. A Celebration of Life for Doug will be held at Yankeetown Community Church in Yankeetown on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at 11 am with a catered luncheon to follow in the church hall. If you wish to send a memorial contribution In his memory, you may do so to either Haven Hospice at 311 NE 9th St., Chiefland, FL 32626 or Yankeetown Community Church, c/o Dan & Janet Burnham, missionaries, 4640 Hwy. 40 West, Yankeetown, FL 34498.

Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 30, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 30, 2014

Douglas J. Stout

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Becky Richards

August 28, 2014

I am so glad I had the favored to have the oportunity to know him.He was always so gracious and so nice and funny. He was slays great in the choir. Our church will miss him, however; we know he is with our Lord.

Love to you and all your family
Becky Richards

Barry&Sheila&Briana&Danny Moore

August 26, 2014

We are very glad to have been able to share our lives with our brother and uncle Doug. He was a very strong Christian man whose faith helped us all to be better Christians. His faith also helped him through his suffering we are sure. The things we saw in him thru time was the great bond he shared with his wonderful wife and soul mate Sue. That in itself is something we all should strive for in life. Than there was his great sense of humor, which he shared with us all. Also his joy of family we saw when we all got together at his home or Silver Springs or wherever. He was also a strong person when needed as can be seen for example with his three tours in Vietnam. He was also intelligent as seen in his high school years where he did things like join the chess club for one. This can also be seen in his professional life where he worked in engine design and at home creating bio-fuel. He will be missed by many we are sure. We are glad to have been part of his life.
Sincerly, Barry, Sheila, Briana, and Danny Moore

Phyllis& John Amato

August 25, 2014

Doug was usually the first person we saw when entering the church, and the last one we spoke to before we left. He always had a smile when he saw us visiting. We will greatly miss you and never forget you.
John & Phyllis Amato

Jim and Mert Brown

August 25, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family , Sue. Sorry we are not there to share in Doug's memorial. He will be greatly missed.

Audrey Jane Sutton

August 24, 2014

I'm so glad That I knew Doug. He was a wonderful caring person. Always pleasant and funny. He knew how to make you laugh. He sure did make my day many times.

August 12, 2014

Doug was an amazing man,always with a smile.What I will always remember is when he spoke at the cantata,he sounded just as if it sounded like the Lord speaking.It brought tears of Joy to me to think it was The Lord speaking through Doug,what an amazing gift,his wonderful voice.He will always be in our hearts.Sue & Doug are the greatest example of the love of God.Jerry & Joyce Miller,Candor,NY

Debra Joones

August 11, 2014

Doug, You were my seat partner and humorist in the choir at Yankeetown Community Church. You were also my duet partner. A voice like yours with it's smooth deep tones should have graced public broadcasting. As a husband and father your love was apparent to all of us and as a Christian you lived the life. We will be there for Sue (if we can catch her) and will look forward to seeing your daughters and family when they visit. I will never forget you Doug. Congratulations on meeting our maker, you deserve this day. love you always, Debra Jones

Edward Rapagna

August 5, 2014

Doug, I only knew you for a few short years but you left a lasting impression on me. You were the type of man I would be proud to emmulate. I am forever thankful to have known you.

Mary Sillanpaa-Gillotte

August 4, 2014

Doug will be sincerely missed. He was a soft spoken man that sincerely cared about everyone from his heart and warm voice. He had a God given talent as he narratated several church events, and could have made lots of money with it. It was a honor and gift to have known you and Sue. You were the warmest most caring couple I have ever met. As we let our husbands go, may you find peace knowing we are there for you Sue and time of day. My heart and prayers goes out to your family and circle of friends.

Edwin Barnum

August 4, 2014

We met Doug and Sue in 2008 when we came to stay at your park. We couldn't have met a nicer couple. Doug was always very friendly and helpful. We were very blessed to have known him. With love Ed and Ruth
South Branch,Mi.